Mohamed Manssouri

Mohamed Manssouri

Mohamed Manssouri is the Chief of the Investment Centre Service for Europe, Central Asia, Near East, North Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean (TCIC). He is an agricultural economist and an expert in agricultural and rural development, food security and poverty reduction. Before leading TCIC, Mohamed has worked as a Senior Adviser in the Investment Centre in charge of quality enhancement, knowledge sharing and learning. He also coordinated FAO’s “Renewed Commitment to a Hunger-Free Horn of Africa” and led the development of resilience-building strategic plans and investment programmes in the Horn of Africa.  Prior to joining FAO, Mohamed was Country Program Manager with the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) where he led the development and management of various country investment strategies and programmes (Cape Verde, Democratic Republic of Congo, Chad, Ghana, Niger, Republic of Congo) and several regional strategies and programmes in rural finance, Community-Driven Development (CDD), conservation agriculture, and policy development and dialogue (West Africa Rural Hub). Within the scope of the IFAD reform (Action Plan) to improve its development effectiveness, he has led the preparation of IFAD’s Knowledge Management strategy, and other organizational change initiatives (project cycle and policy process). Within the scope of the United Nations High-Level Task Force (HLTF) on Food Security Crises chaired by the UN Secretary-General, he served on the multi-agency team who prepared the Comprehensive Framework for Action (CFA) in response to the 200-2008 Food Crisis. For many years, Mohamed worked as a Development Consultant in support of agricultural investments and policies for several national and international development agencies.  He also performed as a trainer in agricultural economics and gave lectures at University Roma III’s Master on Human Development and Food Security. Mohamed Manssouri holds a Master’s degree from AgroParisTech, Paris, France.